Mark is a native of New Virginia, Iowa where he granduated from the Interstate 35 Community High School in 1980. He was conferred with a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Iowa Wesleyan College in Mt. Pleasant in 1984, and a diploma from the Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1985. Mark began his career as a funeral director with the Meyer Brothers Funeral homes in Sioux City. In 1991, he bcae the manager of the Fullerton Hage Funeral Home in Charles City. He purchased the Weir Funeral Home from Tom Weir in 2001. Mark is a member of the First United Methodist Church where he is the Chancel Choir Director. He serves other churches in the area as a substitute organist. He is a member of the Mt. Pleasant Rotary Club and Mt. Pleasant Lodge #8 AF & AM. Mark is a former amateur boxer and now serves as a boxing official and as Secretary-Treasurer for Iowa Amateur Boxing.
He is married to Linda Ann (Begalske) Kimzey, who is a Medical Technologist for Family Medicine of Mt. Pleasant. The couple has 2 children - Rebekah, the Assistant Athletic Trainer at Simpson College of Indianola and Aaron, a recent graduate of Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, with a BA in Classics. Aaron was also the Pipe Sergeant of the Monmouth College Fighting Scots Bagpipe band..